Taxi Driver Attacked Canadian Tourist

20 August 2007
Kuala Lumpur

A taxi driver and three others attacked a 17-year-old Canadian tourist with batons and bamboo sticks after the victim decided not to board his taxi.

Julian Sebastian Beh Pold had hailed the taxi along Petaling Street. He was with some friends on Friday night when he got onto the taxi. When he learnt that the driver refused to use the meter, he got out and slammed the door. The driver came back with three friends and said that Julian had damaged his taxi by slamming the door.

Julian, who plays American football in Quebec, managed to escape with just a few bruises. The large-sized victim did not retaliate and only blocked the blows to him. His friend, Dennis Barry, who witnessed the incident called the police immediately.

Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board chairman Datuk Markiman Kobiran said he would look into the incident.

The Star Online – Canadian teen fends off attack by cabbies
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